Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Monday, Tanjug reported on Friday.

Russia’s Sputnik said, also on Friday, that the Serbian embassy in Moscow confirmed this, and that economy will be the main topic of the meeting.

Vucic announced earlier that he would speak with Putin about economic cooperation between the two countries and “the possible arrival of a Russian company, which would produce different types of the machinery Serbia.”

Noting that the two countries have excellent political relations, Vucic pointed to the fact that the president of Russia was “largely focused on economic issues and has already come up with some ideas, especially in terms of strengthening the pharmaceutical industry.”

As Vucic said, “Putin will in May to present a comprehensive plan and program of Russia’s exit from the crisis, and a growth program, which is interesting for our country.”

Serbian and Russian delegations will also speak about “military-technical and cultural cooperation,” Vucic said.

Vucic’s previous meeting with Putin was in May 2016, shortly after Serbia’s early parliamentary elections. Vucic was PM-designate at the time.

He will travel to Moscow on Monday as the ruling coalition’s candidate in the April 2 presidential election.

Since the scheduling of the election, Vucic also traveled to Berlin where he met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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